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Advance Screening: Jumping the Broom


I had another groovy Chicago evening (on my first visit to Icon Theaters on Roosevelt!) at the advance screening of Jumping the Broom, starring Angela Bassett and Loretta Devine!  Desiree Rogers was in attendance to introduce Angela Bassett, who spoke briefly prior to the screening. 

Angela Bassett Angela Bassett at Screening Reception

Jumping the Broom tells a light-hearted and fun (but familiar) tale of the family conflict that ensues immediately prior to the marriage of a new, young couple.  Angela Bassett (who looks wonderful) and Laz Alonzo (who portrays, Jason, her future son-in-law)  are definitely standouts. The funniest moment in the movie comes after a scene in which Loretta Devine's character chastises her brother-in-law (portrayed by Mike Epps) for using bad grammar:

Loretta:  "Ain't nuthin' can be done about it now."

Mike Epps (completely deadpan): "Correction: there isn't nuthin' can be done about it now."

Following the screening and photo opps with Angela, Richard Dent and others, Jennifer Bridgeforth welcomed us to her Phoenix Gallery for a reception featuring complimentary cocktails and hors d'oeuvres courtesy of Clark Catering, with event planning by Events by Eve.

Ebony - May CoverIn connection with Jumping the Broom, Ebony's Fashion Fair Cosmetics (Ebony was a sponsor of the screening) has developed a line of cosmetics inspired by the film, including lip gloss, eye shadows and mascara (available only at Macy's) - and, ladies, you will want to recreate some of the makeup looks you'll see in the movie!  Jumping the Broom will be in theaters on May 6th, but, while you wait, be sure to take advantage of giveaways and other special offers through the website

***April 13, 2011 Update:  Ebony has announced a special giveaway!  Enter to win a private showing for up to 100 people in your hometown!  Deadline to enter is April 30, 2011. 


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